By Jessie Taylor

30A South Walton KT 1 TODAY: Kissing Couple Celebrating Anniversary on 30AMike and Tara Myers founded Kissingtour two years ago and have since kissed in 8 countries and 22 states. The mission behind their adventure is simple: To change the way the world sees love.

This Labor Day weekend, Mike and Tara have decided to spend their anniversary running 30 miles along our very own Scenic Highway 30A. These athletic lovebirds from Las Vegas have planned a two-day run along 30A, stopping to pose for and post pictures at popular locations and local businesses.

The Las Vegas natives are used to running in extreme heat (sometimes over 110 degrees!) and compare Vegas to 30A by saying, “we used to run in a sauna — now we run in a steam room.”

While I can imagine that both locations are a bit toasty, at least here on the Emerald Coast we have jaw-dropping views that will keep the Myers entertained during their two-day tour of 30A. Continue Reading…

30A South Walton IMG 7621 Lifelong Waterman & North Shore Lifeguard Andrew Logreco Signs with YOLO Paddles

Andrew Logreco

YOLO Paddles, a division of YOLO Board, is thrilled to announce that two-time Molokai 2 Oahu stock class winner Andrew Logreco has been named a team ambassador of the company’s expanding line of performance paddles.

Engineered by master craftsman and veteran paddler EJ Johnson, the Florida-based SUP lifestyle retailer debuted its race-winning performance paddle line earlier this year, which is currently available in two colors and three blade sizes.

Hailed as the ‘dark horse’ by fellow watermen, Logreco is arguably one of the fastest stock board downwind paddlers in the world, having won the prestigious 32-mile Molokai 2 Oahu Paddleboard World Championships (M2O) twice in his division and beating the industry’s best on a consistent basis in other races.

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By Shannon Ireland of 30A Songwriter Radio

We haven’t seen Dikki Du in a good while. Dikki and his Zydeco Krewe have been in their home state of Louisiana, jamming all over the place. We were fortunate enough to catch up with Dikki while they performed at William’s Backyard Boogie, a unique award-winning venue.

Local icon and singer/songwriter Forrest Williams and his wife Pherrel, opened up their backyard to host some of the best music you will ever hear. As 30A Songwriter Radio’s Josette said of the evening, “The breeze was cool and the music was HOT!”

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30A South Walton 10641009 616481325138212 2742280313755600093 n South Walton Fashion Week Tickets Now on SaleSouth Walton Fashion Week (SWFW) calls for male and female models to apply for runway shows and the SWFW Model Competition, which will be held October 9-11.

Models are required to submit an online application before Monday, September 1st in order to secure an audition time at the casting call that’s scheduled for September 11th from 5-8 pm.

The model competition will be held during South Walton Fashion Week and supports up-and-coming careers of aspiring models like last year’s Model Competition Winner, Emme Martin. Martin went on to sign with Click Management New York and to grace the cover of numerous regional and national magazines including Eide’ MagazineVIE MagazineThirty-A Review.

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30A South Walton web cdl 0420 NEW: Episode 7 of 30A Coastal Dune Lake Documentary Released!

The outfall of Western Lake, the coastal dune lake found within Grayton Beach State Park.

Over the past few months, conservationist and documentary filmmakers Elam Stoltzfus and his son Nic Stoltzfus – who comprise the core team at Live Oak Production Group – have been extremely busy taking photos, shooting videos, and posting online updates about their latest documentary project.

30A South Walton Web Elam Med CDL 3690 Timmed NEW: Episode 7 of 30A Coastal Dune Lake Documentary Released!

Elam Stoltzfus

They recently received funding for the project from the St. Joe Community Foundation, and are now in full production mode — researching, scripting and filming educational videos that reveal fascinating new details about South Walton‘s rare coastal dune lakes.

The documentary is being created to address public awareness and educational needs that surround these natural treasures. Powerful images are being expertly captured to showcase the natural, cultural, recreational, scientific and educational uniqueness of this coastal dune lake region, and then they’re coupled with fascinating stories that include facts about the rich and colorful history of pre-development here.

The team’s blog features numerous related articles and photo essays, as well as video glimpses of the new project.

Here are 7 previews of this exciting project-in-progress:

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30A South Walton Laurie Hood Alaqua Animal Refuge 30A Sticker Donations Raise $95,934 for Alaqua Animal Refuge

Alaqua Animal Refuge’s Laurie Hood

Alaqua Animal Refuge and 30A.com announced that their “30A Sticker Donation Box” partnership has raised $95,934 for the local charity since inception, and $35,147 in the past 12 months alone.

Although 30A gives away its famous round Gulf-blue decals for free in local businesses, donation boxes have been set-up in many locations to encourage contributions to Walton County’s premiere “no-kill” shelter. The 30A stickers are sponsored by Dune Allen Realty Vacation Rentals.

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30A South Walton 942853 10151714107918799 1715005610 n Santa Rosa Golf & Beach Club Honors Families of Fallen and Injured MilitarySanta Rosa Golf & Beach Club is participating in the 8th Annual Patriot Golf Day, the nation’s largest grass-roots golf fundraiser benefiting the Folds of Honor Foundation, which honors the families of fallen and injured military men and women.

“The Folds of Honor Foundation hits home to so many of us in America, but also in our community here in Santa Rosa Beach,” said Carter Murchison, director of golf operations for Santa Rosa. “We couldn’t be more proud to take advantage of this opportunity to help support the families of the men and women who have so selflessly served our county.”

On August 25th through September 1st, Santa Rosa Golf & Beach Club is offering a special $40 rate for military men, women and their families. During this time, special rates will also be posted to the general public with a portion of the proceeds going to benefit the Folds of Honor Foundation. Golfers are also encouraged to add a dollar or more to their green fees to help fund the foundation. Tee times are available August 25th through September 1st after 11 am, and are based on availability.

To book a tee time, visit Santa Rosa Golf & Beach Club or call 850-267-2229.

30A South Walton speakersimage Seaside Institute to Host Distinguished Speakers on Oct 17The Seaside Institute will host a lecture by three distinguished speakers as part of Seaside’s Homeowners Weekend on Friday, October 17th from 5 PM to 8 PM.

Photographer and Seaside homeowner Richard Sexton will present a talk titled, “Magical Urbanism of the Creole World,” taken from his new book Creole World. Leigh Gallagher – assistant editor of FORTUNE magazine and co-chair of the FORTUNE Most Powerful Women Summit — will discuss her findings written in her book End of the Suburbs: Where the American Dream is Moving. Seaside Town Founder Robert Davis will also give a Founders Report at this special event. A reception will follow.

Tickets will be $40 at the door. Tickets purchased online prior to the event are only $30. Click here now to register online.

For more info, visit The Seaside Institute or call 850-231-2421.

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